BirdWeb: Seattle Audubon's Guide to the Birds of Washington State
Bird of the Week
The Black-capped Chickadee may be most familiar to us, but Washington is home to four species of chickadees. Year-round, Mountain Chickadees prefer higher-elevation forests on the east side of the Cascade Mountains. When in the appropriate habitat, listen for a raspy "chickadee-dee," and look for the diagnostic small white "eyebrows."
Birding Site of the Week
Fort Simcoe is an interesting place to visit -- for the birds and the history. The Garry Oaks that surround the restored buildings of the fort attract many species of birds year-round, including a large number of Lewis's Woodpeckers in winter. Check the agricultural fields on the way to Fort Simcoe (and nearby Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge) for scurrying Gray Partridges.